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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: more Soviets

Empress miniatures (as mentioned in a previous post) has a small range of figures for the Chechnya conflict. You do have to be careful, as the figures are a bit variable in size.These three figures are from CWR007 "Russians Fighting".Other figures by Empress, such as the Insurgents are useful. This is the PK GPMG figure from the INS03 set that is useable.This figure is based on the illustration of a South Ossetian Irregular in the Osprey publication "Elite 197: Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991".

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: British Army

Currently Under Fire Miniatures have a range of Cold War figures comprising Soviets, East Germans, West Germans (police and army) and US. Unfortunately there are (currently) no plans for adding British figures to their range (but there is a possibility of a compatible range from another manufacturer).In the meantime, I want a set of figures representing British infantry that are a nice match with the Under Fire and Empress figures that I currently own.Luckily, I have a number of figures from Crooked Dice that will fit the bill.Crooked Dice publish the 7TV skirmish rule set designed for games based on the film and television output of a fictional British production company (and their American subsidiary). They have a matching set of figures for a number of their productions.There are two main ranges that will be the source for my British infantry.The first is their Army figures.This is one of their Army Privates with Rifles.The figures are supplied with tabs and (25mm diameter) slot bases. In this case I cut o

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: Bundeswehr

As mentioned earlier, Under Fire Miniatures do a range of Cold War period 28mm figures.I bought a set each of Soviets, East German (NVA) and West German (Bundeswehr).Having assembled (converted) and painted the Soviets, I started on the West German infantry.This is Bundeswehr pack 1, comprising four infantry armed with G3 battle rifles.For my use I used Renedra 25mm round bases. I drill a 1mm hole in the figure base and a matching hole in the round base and use a piece of 1mm Evergreen rod to pin the two together and then glue it with superglue. Milliput is then used to smooth the two together.There was then the decision as to what colour to paint them.For my reference, I had a look at a contemporary Osprey book "Nato Armies Today".I also  had the Tankograd book on "Bold Sparrow '87".I decided to go for the simple grey green colour scheme (I have Flecktarn to look forward to on the Empress modern Bundeswehr).The figures were undercoated black with Citadel Chaos Black followed by PSC German Field Grey.The

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Starting the Cruel Seas project

Whaaat?  Another Period?  Another Fixation??  I admit it.  Behold part of my Christmas present for 2018.  The big differences between this and other fixations I have written about on this blog are 1) I didn’t drift into this.  As soon as Warlord Games announced Cruel Seas in late Summer 2018, I made an informed decision that “Yeah, I’m going to get into that”.. and the more I learned about it, the more I wanted in.  2) I’m not replacing anything.  Mad Maximillian 1934 is moving forward, and I’m going to be running a game at ScrumCon next month.  and finally 3) This isn’t unprecedented.  I love naval games, although very rarely any set in WW2 or later.  There’s a reason for this.  We’ll get into that. Cruel Seas is set in WW2, both theaters.  It is a small, skirmish level (!) game that loosely simulates the fast, chaotic naval combat of WW2 using small coastal forces.  I knew that this focus on small force size, fast combat would make for rapid, fun inten

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32mm MOTU Wind Raider

One of the most popular vehicles from the He Man Masters of the Universe series is undoubtably the Wind Raider.The Wind Raider is a powerful jet-propelled craft that has the capability to fly and also travel above the Harmony Sea. The vehicle is equipped with lasers and photon guns, and can hold five people. The Wind Raider is used by the Heroic Warriors.In the TV episode "The Cat and the Spider" a different Wind Raider appears, with spider legs. This Wind Raider is Webstor's personal version of the vehicle.The Wind Raider of the original series was so popular that it appears again in the 2002 MOTU series, where most of the vehicles were new designs.I've made an homage model of it for free downloading on Thingverse of the 1 seater toy version:https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3365117The cockpit is designed to accept a 32mm base and have it broken into parts for easier printing.More to come,Doc

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Treasure Markers - something to fight for! // Znaczniki celów bitewnych

Battle/Target markers for miniature wargaming. They will be used mostly in Dragon Rampant and Advanced Song of Blade and Heroes. Coblestone bases were made by me and bits were produced by various miniature manufactures. As long as I remember these were Ristul's Extraordinary Market, Fireforge Games, minimonsters.eu, Games Workshop and  Perry Miniatures.Znaczniki celów stworzone do wykorzystania w kilku grach. Myślę że dobrze sprawdzą się w czasie potyczek w Dragon Rampant, Advanced Song of Blade and Heroes oraz okazjonalnie do gier planszowych i D&D. Podstawki zrobiłem sam natomiast bitsy pochodzą od kilku różnych producentów: Ristul's Extraordinary Market, Fireforge Games, minimonsters.eu, Games Workshop oraz Perry Miniatures. 

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Coming Soon – Legends of Sleepy Hollow

Here we take a look at Legends of Sleepy Hollow, an upcoming cooperative adventure game from Greater Than Games. The post Coming Soon – Legends of Sleepy Hollow appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

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Necromancer // Nekromanta

The miniature is called Satheras, Elf Warlock. It was produced by Reaper Miniatures and sculpted by Bobby Jackson. I bought it several years ago as it was released as one of the first minis in Reaper Bone Series. Figurka wydana kilka lat temu przez Reaper Miniatures w serii Bone. Tani plastyczny materiał,z którego została wyprodukowana nie ułatwiał malowania, ale jak na model za kilka złotych wyszło całkiem dobrze.

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Dwarven Trade Company Warrior #12 // Wojownik Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #12

New addition to my Scibor's Dwarven Trade Company Warbandwhich now consists of:Scibor Nobleman #1Scibor Nobleman #2Scibor Dwarves WarbandScibor Dwarven Standard BearerScibor Dwarven Ranger#1Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#1Scibor Dwarven Warrior#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#3Scibor Dwarven Warrior#4Scibor Dwarven Warrior#5Scibor Dwarven Warrior#6

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